Here goes mine, good luck everyone.
Here goes mine, good luck everyone.
I knew I wanted to set this in the modern era - and I wanted the character to be a rebel - bucking dress codes at the school - getting away with much more than someone who was not as gifted ever would. Not really arrogant, but very confident - perpetually annoyed with rules, procedures and being told what not to do - she also has a great respect for the black arts and the spirit world that is the source of her power. Hopefully some of this comes through! Great entries as always - not a lot of time on this - got started yesterday.
Last edited by cyc; July 4th, 2010 at 04:13 PM.
Black&White doesn't mean I'm lazy Good job everyone.
This upload manager is really rubbish...
Throwing myself in, this one was fun indeed. Got some things right, got some things wrong, any comments after voting are welcome and encouraged
A modern-day occult university student would be a collision between old and new, I think. I tried to get at that by combining current and 17th century dress.
MY first completed CHoW About time
MODS, I have a major problem with my filenames
I tried naming my image exactly as stated in the OP, meaning CHOW#203_Xitu.png . Now for some reason, my browser/the internet takes offense at the hash (#) character and refuses to show the image if the URL contains that character.
I uploaded these images using filenames without the #, but I know this is against the rules. I'll provide the raw URL with the hash inside and I promise the file is on my server, but I can't get it to display. Also, the attachment manager gives me an upload error!
Please let me know what to do!
Now, first the WIPs...
Then my entry...
And here is the Raw URL containing the hash character: http://www.electric-zombie.com/ca/ro...W#203_Xitu.png, because of said problem :/
EDIT: Parsakoira, maybe you have the # issue too?
Good job everyone!
Last edited by Xitu; July 4th, 2010 at 02:41 PM.
Bah, need sleep. Well done everyone some killer entries!
"Rosie is a gifted Necromancer but also highly eccentric and willing to except the superstitious
over fact any day. She wears one of her shoes on her head because she believes she can
channel the dead much better this way but unbeknown to her it's just a practical joke played
on her by the dead who find it hilarious, her taxidermed cat "Muffin" was absolutely terrified
of Rosie in life unfortunately Muffin's spirit is forever trapped in the body like a full body cast,
Rosie couldn't bare to be separated from Muffin and used her magic to seal her in there"
My second CHOW, so wish me luck!
If only I could figure out how to make the attachments smaller...
Also a little explaination; I was a little inspired by the name Rosie here, so my depiction of Rosie features a rose. A rose which in her necromantic kiss she is slowly killing. Unfortunately I don't think I did too great a job of showing the disease on the rose, you know what they say - practice makes perfect, so I'll practice.
Edit : Oh no, not only is it massive - my WIPs have dissappeared
Last edited by A-pril; July 4th, 2010 at 02:35 PM. Reason: No WIPs.
here's mine. My first CHOW ever, it was great fun!
next time i'll participate in the wip thread for sure, seems like a great place for feedback.
and next time ill do more thumbnails and stuff instead of settling for the first shitty idea that pops in my head ugh.
First CHOW ever! Fun and very frustrating! Finish so close to the deadline v-v
Using the power of DEATH METAL, Rosie, easily becomes the top student at Necromancer University. Though only 20, she is highly gifted in the dark arts and her status draws out arrogance and a childish attitude. A rebel, she defiantly sews cotton fringes from her favorite denim vest onto her uniform, decorated with pins from her favorite bands.
Her inner feminine side cannot live without converse shoes.
*Edited at 4:05 because I used the wrong name
Last edited by jac-k; July 4th, 2010 at 04:06 PM.
Good luck everyone.
Nice images everyone, but where's the student part? Adding a bag and a book doesn't make a student when the rest of the attire is either a corset or some other sexy thing? A lot of the pieces also look more like witches.
The only one who really succeeded on this part is Aly but for all his professionalism I think his image is rather predictable. (sorry, but that first sketch was so you :p) Then again cliche's are there because they work.
EDIT: And.. A-pril's image should not be in the poll because of the 3/4 rule? I know we're not cutting as hard as ususal but this is a ground rule? btw, that's not the only one but that's the first one that caught my eye.
My votes were for Bag, Pacha, and Parsakoira. All 3 were very well done, stuck to the brief, and creative. Pacha's sat a little on the cliche but the piece blew it up so much it made a sort of epicness.
Pxeltuner: i agree and disagree with your statement. Most of them feel very much like witches, Aly's included(it's the only reason it didn't get my vote, though i LOVE the piece) Most of them appear to be students to me(regretfully mine does not and i sort of realized it to late). Unfortunately, a good deal of the ones that feel like students don't feel like necromancy to me.
Wow This was a huge Chow, so many great pics... although a serious lack of full body shots. That’s why my 'I really dig your pic' award goes to Veshkau- you’re a star! It’s refreshing to see a front/back concept instead of a character illustration. Next chow I have a crack at I'll try to take a page out of your book.
So many amazing render jobs
Rusty – this pic is rocking my world, the subtle colour palette punctuated with the red glasses, would love to see some close up grabs if you have the time to post them?
Aly Fell – You characters are always super hot and the rendering is of the highest level and this is no exception, would have liked to see full body but I’ll take what I ever your dishing up.
Klesk33 – super tight picture through all your wip, and the final is fantastic.
No name brand – lighting is kick arse!
Xitu – this is brilliant, so much story in these characters, I just want to see what happens next.
Garth Cochrane – this is super tight mate, your line drawings are amazing the final looks totally pro!!! Would love to have a print of this.
And that’s about as much as I can be bothered to type, there are too many other cool pics to mention….
Pixeltuner - the brief was like this uniform, necromancer, around 20 years old...well a girl student that age can look sexy(even in uniform), if she`s a necromancer doesn`t necesarely mean she has to be in a morgue chopping down bodies or if she`s top of the class doesnt mean she has to be a geek.So i dont think that this theme had many limitations...maybe the uniform from the University of dark arts looks like witches, maybe Rosie is fat and hairy or why cant she wear a shoe on her head afterall it is not a normal type of student...just my opinion not judging your point of view
RichLyons - where`s yours man?
Such dark unwholesome images . . . I know it’s annoying when people bump old threads but aren’t these depictions a bit extreme?
Weenie: Your entry is my favorite, although I’m afraid I can’t really explain why. Perhaps it’s her studious demeanor – there’s just something about her expression and pose that tells me she’s studying hard but is confident she’s got it.
Garth Cochrane: You did a wonderful job using the setting to underscore the character (and the brief). Alone your Rosie is a witch but between the library and the ghosts your image really grabbed me.
Really awesome talent all around - it feels awe-inspiring to be with all you guys in my first CHOW. Rock!
staticpen - taking the 'necromancer' in a different direction than the norm worked well. The beads, hair ties, and crow detail give your Rosie a shaman or different-culture vibe to me. I like it!
Ostrander - your entry is an instant cute-attack and the zombie mouse is perfect.
Aly Fell - wow. Insanely polished. Your Rosie looks naughty as all hell!
PxelSlayer - great textures. Love the smokey halo coming off of the book as opposed to just light. Would love to see your interpretation of color in this piece.
no_name_brand - loving the outfit (I'm a sucker for shoes and if I could get your Rosie's shoes, I would be very happy!). Texture and lighting throughout your piece are top-notch.
Parsakoira - I think this one takes the cake for me as the best school-issued uniform. It not overly flamboyant, sexy or gothic; but utilitarian and simple. Colors are subtle, and you used them well.
Rusty - really nice work - love the eccentricities of the character (and her red glasses!) that you captured.
Everyone - great job!
Cartogriffi, thank you!
This was fun guys! Thanks for letting me play
I feel like Veshkau's thumbnail for the voting doesn't do the awesomeness of his piece justice. It's easy to miss how awesome it is if you forget to scroll down to his actual submission.
Last edited by blankslatejoe; July 5th, 2010 at 12:26 AM.
Wow... Looks like there at least a few contenders! Can't wait to see who comes out on top!
lot of really nice lookin entries but not much to vote on i think, as if you take away the background on many you dont see/get the feeling of dark art/necromancing alot.
and this is a character challenge after all?!
but good work, and now onward to the next challenge!